Virtual AGPA Connect 2021

The Power of Groups in a Challenging World

American Group Psychotherapy Association Virtual Meeting
Two-Day Institute: Saturday, February 13 & Sunday, February 14
Special Institute Presentations: Friday, February 19
Three-Day Conference: Thursday, February 25- Saturday, February 27

AGPA Connect is designed for clinicians, as well as mental health workers, psychiatric residents and graduate students in mental health degree programs. It is composed of three major sections: the Special Institute, the Two-Day Institute, and the Conference.

screenshot of AGPA Connect 2021 programThe Two-Day Institute is held on Saturday & Sunday, February 13-14 from 10:30AM-6:00PM Eastern. There will be a 1.5-hour lunch break from 1:30-3PM Eastern. Special Institute Presentations scheduled for Friday, February 19 from 10:30AM-6:30 PM Eastern, with a 2-hour lunch break from 1:30-3:30 PM Eastern. The Two-Day Institute is devoted to small group teaching primarily in the experiential mode. The Conference is held on Thursday-Saturday, February 25-27 (Times TBA) and offers a variety of formats, including courses, limited registration workshops as well as open session panels on special topics and original scientific paper sessions. Click here to view the program PDF. 

Mental health professionals currently working with groups or in training who wish to be kept abreast of new developments and expand the scope of their clinical practices.

After participating in the Annual Meeting, attendees will be able to:

  1. Identify, review and integrate basic group dynamic concepts into their group practice;

  2. Compare the theoretical underpinnings of various schools of group therapy;

  3. Conduct groups in a variety of settings with a broad range of populations;

  4. Apply evidenced-based practices as they relate to group therapy.

  • World-renowned faculty are available to instruct, challenge, and inspire you.

  • Earn over 40 continuing education credits in your affiliated discipline.

  • You can learn valuable, proven strategies and clinical techniques that can be used immediately.

  • A full menu of diversified offerings designed to sharpen your knowledge and skills is available.

  • You can take advantage of time away from the day-to-day pressures of work. You’ll return refreshed, stimulated, and rejuvenated—and ready for new challenges ahead.

AGPA Connect offers continuing education credits to physicians, psychologists, social workers, nurses, counselors, alcohol and drug abuse counselors, and marriage and family therapists. View the full list of our national and state accreditations. 

Hear what Francis Kaklauskas, Psy.D, CGP, FAGPA, Elizabeth Olson, Psy.D, LCSW and Levi have to say about attending the AGPA Annual Meeting.

Frequently Asked Questions

View the answers to some of our most frequently asked questions about AGPA Connect.

How to Register

Register online here! Alternatively, you can download a paper registration form.

Complete the form, including credit card information; sign and fax to AGPA at (212) 979-6627 or scan and email to Please do not mail your registration form if you fax it as this may result in duplicate charges.

Phone AGPA toll-free at (877) 668-AGPA or call (212) 477-2677, 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time. Have your credit card information available.

Mail your completed form with your check or credit card information to AGPA c/o Chase Manhattan Bank, Church Street Station, PO Box 6359, New York, NY 10249-6359. (Non-U.S. residents are requested to have checks drawn on U.S. banks.)

If you require special accommodations to fully participate, please send a written description of your needs.

Please refer to this message from AGPA's CEO and AGPA Connect Co-Chairs regarding the registration fees for the 2021 Virtual Meeting.

Scholarship Opportunities

Group Foundation scholarships are available for virtual AGPA Connect 2021. Each year the Group Foundation for Advancing Mental Health offers scholarships for AGPA Connect for individuals who might not otherwise be able to attend. The Group Foundation’s scholarship page has information and instructions on how to apply: The early decision deadline is Monday, January 4, 2021. (Additional applications will be accepted after this date for review on a funds-available basis.)

For general questions about the Group Foundation Scholarship Program, check out the Frequently Asked Questions web page. If you have any additional questions, please email Tamzen Naegele at or call (212) 477-2677.


AGPA awarded Accreditation with Commendation

As a provider of continuing medical education for physicians through the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME). This status is the highest accreditation the ACCME offers.